Dr. Jennifer Beggs
Dr. Trevor Erdie
Dr. Trevor Hove
Mr. Chris Richter
Board Member – Public Representative
Provincial Office Staff
The Chiropractors’ Association of Saskatchewan vision is that chiropractors are recognized as primary care providers, leaders in a comprehensive healthcare system, and accessible to all.
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Scope of Practice
The role of chiropractic in primary health care is characterized by direct access, integrated, conservative care of patients’ health needs, emphasizing neuromusculoskeletal conditions, health promotion, and patient centered diagnosis and management. The chiropractor in the primary health care system is a first contact practitioner for neuromusculoskeletal conditions.
The principles noted below are intended to better serve the health needs of the public. They also provide policy makers, other health care professionals and the public with a clear understanding of chiropractic. These principles are also intended to provide a focal point to which members of the profession can gravitate and will allow the profession to pursue its legitimate aspirations for growth and development.
- Chiropractors are first-contact practitioners who possess and exercise the diagnostic skills to differentiate conditions that are amenable to their management from those conditions that require referral or co-management.
- Chiropractors provide conservative management of neuromusculoskeletal disorders including, but not limited to back, neck, head and extremity pain.
- Chiropractors are expert providers of spinal and other therapeutic manipulation/ adjustments/ mobilization. Chiropractors may utilize a variety of supportive and complementary therapeutic modalities. Chiropractors also provide patient evaluation and instructions regarding disease prevention and health promotion through proper nutrition, exercise and lifestyle modification. The range of diagnostic and therapeutic services offered by chiropractic is dynamic and will be modified by education, research, technological change and society’s evolving health care needs.
- Chiropractic diagnostic and therapeutic goals should be achieved as safely, quickly and economically as possible to promote patient health and independence. Optimal patient care can be achieved when chiropractic is integrated within the health care system. Interdisciplinary collaboration is important for this purpose.
- The diagnostic and therapeutic guidelines adopted by the profession should be evidence-based, the absence or ambiguity of scientific evidence requires sound clinical judgment in place of hard data.
- Chiropractors offer accessible and appropriate care to all population groups.
- Chiropractors recognize the multi-faceted aspects of health, disease, etiology and related patient care.
Bylaws and Resolutions Committee:
Chair: Dr. Alexander Grier
Chiropractic Compensation Review Committee (CCRC):
Chair: Dr. Shane Taylor
Continuing Education Committee:
Chair: Dr. Taguen Rak
Chair: Dr. Ryan Honoway
Chair: Dr. Trevor Erdie
Modes of Care Committee:
Chair: Dr. Paul Bruno
Chair: Dr. Kevin Henbid
Public Relations Committee:
Chair: Dr. Stephanie Fox
Quality Assurance Committee:
Chair: Dr. Greg Rodgers
Chair: Dr. Blaine L. Broker
Chair: Rotating Chair
Formed under Section 28 of The Chiropractic Act, 1994 the Investigation Committee is required to review and investigate all complaints received concerning professional misconduct or incompetence and present a written report to the Discipline Committee with its recommendations. A written report is also provided to the Board, the complainant, and the member who is the subject of the complaint.
The Investigation Committee consists of persons appointed by the Board. At least three must be members of the CAS. No member of the Investigation Committee can be a member of the Discipline Committee.
The Investigation Committee generally proceeds in the following manner:
- Acknowledges in writing the receipt of the complaint to the complainant.
- Advises the accused member by letter that a complaint has been received.
- Investigates the facts of the case through review of files, personal interviews and the use of other relevant sources.
- Comes to a decision on the matter and formulates a report with recommendations.
The written report with the recommendations of the Committee is sent to the Discipline Committee and the Board.
The terms of reference for the CAS Discipline Committee are contained, for the most part, in Sections 32-35 of The Chiropractic Act, 1994. The Discipline Committee hears complaints brought before it by the Investigation Committee and then determines whether or not the member is guilty of professional misconduct and/or professional incompetence. Within 60 days, the Discipline Committee submits a written decision to the Board and to the member whose conduct is the subject of the hearing. If a guilty verdict is reached, the Board determines the penalty to be levied on the member.
As specified by The Chiropractic Act, 1994, the committee consists of a minimum of three and a maximum of five members appointed by the board including a public member.